NEW YORK — In case you missed it, the New York Auto Show took place this year after it was canceled in both 2020 and 2021 due to Covid. Many manufacturers showed up, but not everyone. It doesn’t matter, we were there and brought you news, photos and firsts from the floor during the show. All of our New York-related stories can be found on our central hub here, but if you’d rather get a little taste of everything in a quick and digestible format, keep scrolling.
Kia unveiled the Telluride’s first major revamp in New York, and it makes the three-row crossover a little more appealing without ruining what we liked about it before. There’s new X-Line and X-Pro trim for someone who might want a little more off-road capability, as well as some technical improvements. Most notably, a redesigned dashboard features new and larger screens.
Hyundai’s Telluride sister car received a similar refresh. Like the Telluride, Hyundai gave the Palisade a slightly revised look, new off-road trim (called XRT in the case of the Palisade), more tech inside and a new dashboard design with full-width vents. If we had to pick, we were slightly more impressed with Telluride’s refresh, as some of us on the staff actually prefer the pre-refresh Palisade styling over the new one.
This one was inevitable. Jeep unveiled the longer, roomier versions of its Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer in New York, and they’re identified with an “L” at the end of their names. Overall length grows by a foot and wheelbase increases by 7 inches over the standard Wagoneer models. Jeep has essentially allocated all of this extra space to the cargo area, as it now offers a whopping 44.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row.
In addition to the L, Jeep announced that its new Hurricane inline-six engine would find its first home in the Wagoneer. Efficiency gets a small boost and power is more than adequate with 420 hp (standard power) or 510 hp (high-power version) from the twin-turbo I-6.
The Stellantis celebration continues with Chrysler and its slightly revised Airflow. Reimagined for the New York market after its initial debut at CES in Las Vegas, the Airflow Concept gets new paint, changed accent colors, a slightly revised interior design and a new interpretation of the Chrysler logo.
This was our first chance to get a closer look at the new Kia Niro models coming our way, and we were impressed. It gets a completely new design, massaged powertrains in all three variants and an EV6-inspired interior. We even got to dive a little deep into the eye-catching Aero Blade design feature seen on all new Niros.
This was one of the show’s minor debuts – Subaru didn’t even hold a press conference. But the Outback was on the show floor, showing off its new Wilderness-inspired looks. The trim is much more prominent, it has new front lights and Subaru has packed it with some new tech features.
A year after the Pathfinder was all new, Nissan just added an off-road-focused Rock Creek trim. It gets a slightly revised suspension, more power when running on premium fuel, all-terrain tires and a fairly comprehensive styling package. We loved the look of it on the show floor, and while it may not be a super-capable SUV, having the option of a more rugged-looking SUV at dealerships is seemingly a good thing these days.
The Leaf is outpaced by EVs with far more range, better technology and more power, but that hasn’t stopped Nissan from giving it a little push. It gets a new grille, a glowing Nissan logo, wild new wheels and a few aerodynamic improvements.
This special edition Ford GT pays tribute to the car that finished in third place at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. It recreates the look of that car through matching paint, red accents and a number of other small details. Ford has it on display alongside the car that raced at Le Mans in 1966, making it an excellent display for racing history nerds.
A collaboration between Williams Engineering, Italdesign and Deus, this electric hypercar is planned for super low production, but incredibly high performance. The output is intended to be “over 2,200 horsepower” and has a claimed 0-62 mph of 1.99 seconds. Only 99 are meant to be built, but we know it’s going to be a tough, tough battle to accomplish. Maybe, just maybe, one day you’ll see a Deus outside the NY Auto Show booth.
Yes, it’s another Huracán variant. This one steals a lot of the fast STO parts, but combines them with a much more understated look. It does well to make the exterior stand out as unlike other Huracáns, and the 631 horsepower sent to the rear wheels sounds like Italian supercar bliss.
BMW didn’t bring it to the show floor, but we got to see the refreshed X7 in New York this week. The design, both inside and out, is getting a major overhaul. Its appearance is certainly not for everyone, but no one can deny that the car attracts attention. We’re impressed with the new interior, and the base xDrive40i powertrain gets a massive performance boost, giving the entry-level X7 a whopping 375 horsepower.
In addition to the regular X7, the Alpina XB7 debuted which got its own styling tweaks to keep it current. It also adds 8 horsepower, bringing it to 621 ponies from the twin-turbo V8.
It wasn’t on the show floor, but Genesis still unveiled it in New York at the auto show. The X Speedium Coupe Concept is by far the most beautiful thing there is. The shooting-brake/fastback design is long and wide, and the proportions make it a total stunner. The concept is electric, and while Genesis hasn’t committed to putting it into production, we can only hope it will hit the road someday.
Random other musings
For whatever reason, Fiat only brought the electric 500 to New York in Europe.
Radwood showed up with a great collection of epic cars from the 80’s and 90’s. They were easily the coolest part of the show, and if you’re in town it might be worth checking out this group of cars at the Javits Center .
Finally, Alfa brought the Tonale for us to view in a beautiful Montreal Green paint. It’s a sharp little crossover in real life, and we’re really looking forward to seeing how this Alfa drives.